Movie Review: Jesus Revolution, directed by Jon Erwin and Brent McCorkle (four stars)
“It’s not something to explain. It’s something to be experienced.”
A sympathetic look at the central personalities and events of the Jesus movement coming to southern California in the earl 1970s. While the movie displays some of the “warts” and conflicts among the central characters, it sanitizes the negative. Even the hippie drug scene is disinfected. Long.
“There is an entire generation right now searching for God. If you look a little deeper, if you look with love, you’ll see a bunch of kids that are searching for all the right things, just in all the wrong places.”
Out of character roles for Jonathan Roumie and Kelsey Grammar who got to show more depth than the roles for which they are famous. Doubtful many non-Christians will venture this way, but isn’t totally a whitewash nor a church service.
“What I’m saying is that they want peace and love. Isn’t that what you want?”
I was twenty-five in 1971 but remember little of either the hippies or the Jesus movement. Busy living.
‘Let’s just see what God has in mind.’